A powerful earthquake shook central Burma on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging scores of centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around the ancient capital of Bagan.
Mandalay is Burma’s cultural heart. The city’s soul can still be found in its artisan workshops, where its short—but rich— history is preserved…in gold.
Locals at the site of the Latpadaung copper mine were not invited to participate in the reconsecration of a hallowed pagoda.
June 5, 2009 (DVB), Burma’s leading state-run newspaper has allegedly underreported the death toll from a collapsed pagoda, whilst authorities have threatened those who pass information on the incident to[…]
June 2, 2009 (DVB), Burmese government troops in Rangoon's Dala township deployed to maintain security after a ancient pagoda collapsed on Saturday have warned locals not to talk about victims[…]
Feb 11, 2009 (DVB), While pagodas damaged by Cyclone Nargis in May last year remain in disrepair, the military regime has spent millions of dollars on building a replica of[…]
Feb 4, 2009 (DVB), Shwedagon pagoda authorities have been working for the past five months to repair damage caused in May last year by Cyclone Nargis, which dislodged precious gems[…]
Feb 13, 2008 (AFP), Ten people have drowned in southern Burma after a boat capsized while carrying them to a Buddhist pagoda, the state media said Monday. One man and[…]
Feb 12, 2008 (DVB), Several Taunggok National League for Democracy members who went to Phaung Taw Oo pagoda to offer a meal to monks to mark Union Day were denied[…]